I Fear I'm Too Lazy These Days

Clary Sage in Bloom in June
@bagarad (12161)
Paso Robles, California
July 11, 2018 2:02am CST
I need to blog. The problem is that when I have time I have no motivation. When I'm motivated I have no time. I don't know where it all goes. I'm beginning to wish we'd never turned on the cable to have TV here. My husband keeps it on several hours a day. I can't read when it's on. I did get two books I need to review read last week, but I'm still trying to finish my post on flowers that bloom in early summer. I got Part 1 of Flowers that Bloom in Paso Robles in June published last week, but June ended before I could write Part 2. So I changed the title and I'm still working on it. I'm trying to cover all the flowers blooming in my garden, on my block and in the City Park. The most unusual flower that blooms for me in June is Clary Sage. No one else on my block has it. It has an odd smell that is not really pleasant. It's very noticeable when I brush against it when I'm watering or pulling weeds. I'd rather be smelling the star jasmine in the other flower bed. Have you ever seen or smelled a clary sage flower? What is your favorite or least favorite herb when it comes to smelling it.
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@LadyDuck (157452)
• Switzerland
11 Jul
We have clary sage here, but the flowers are not so nice, they are purple/blue. Marigolds have a very unpleasant smell, while I love lilies of the valley and gardenia.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
11 Jul
I have lots of lilies of the valley
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@LadyDuck (157452)
• Switzerland
11 Jul
@marlina I have also lots of them, they are among the first flowers to bloom in late April.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
11 Jul
@LadyDuck And they multiply like crazy.
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@JohnRoberts (57030)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jul
I never even heard of clary sage flower.
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Jul
It's not as common in gardens as other sages are here. Maybe it's the smell.
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@Jessabuma (28300)
• Baguio, Philippines
11 Jul
I have never seen sage flowers.. but it looks beautiful.
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Jul
There are more varieties of sage than I can count. Some are showy, and some not so much.
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@Jessabuma (28300)
• Baguio, Philippines
12 Jul
@bagarad Ohh that's interesting!
@kepweng (14768)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
12 Jul
@Jessabuma is your dad planting fl;owers too??
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@allknowing (65134)
• India
11 Jul
I have not seen sage flowers Here it would be tulsi.
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Jul
I depend on sage as a garden staple. I like the way it spreads -- sometimes.
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@allknowing (65134)
• India
12 Jul
@bagarad I make a herbs chutney and add Tulsi in it.
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
14 Jul
@allknowing I don't like chutney. I have grown Tulsi, but it's a bit harder to grow here than regular basil.
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• India
11 Jul
I enjoy smell of all herbs I have smelled so far.
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Jul
Then you probably haven't smelled clary sage yet.
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• India
12 Jul
@bagarad Yeah..I even heard this herb for the first time.
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
14 Jul
@anamika161088 You might not enjoy smelling this one. Or you might. Everyone is different.
@DianneN (78316)
• United States
12 Jul
I don't believe I have clary sage growing here. I absolutely love the smell of rosemary and dislike skunk cabbage. My marigolds stink, but they aren't eaten by the deer, so I use them for summer color.
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
14 Jul
It's been my experience here that most deer don't like herbs or flowers with a strong odor that we might not like either.
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@DianneN (78316)
• United States
14 Jul
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@patgalca (14402)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Jul
Totally get the lack of motivation. My sleep disorder is leaving me too tired to get motivated to do anything. I don't like it. There are things I want to do but just don't have the motivation or energy.
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Jul
The heat doesn't help things. Even with air conditioning I'm hesitant to make the temperature as low as I'd like it because yesterday it blew a fuse.
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@patgalca (14402)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jul
@bagarad I have a swimming pool but because I do live streaming I don't want to mess up my hair. I'll sit outside during low UV Ray times.
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@wolfgirl569 (4843)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Jul
I dont have clary sage here. I dont grow many herbs so cant say which is my least favorite but love the smell of most mints
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Jul
Mints can be very nice, but some can resemble mild skunk aroma.
• Marion, Ohio
12 Jul
@bagarad I avoid those, get enough skunk smell without planting it. lol
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@porwest (4857)
• United States
15 Jul
Never smelled that flower that I can remember. In any event, I think we all have lull periods, especially when it comes to writing. I mean, at the end of the day I tend to think, "Well, it's not enough to pay the bills," and so sometimes it takes a back seat EVEN IF I have a strong passion to write. Either way, I hope you can find the time to both read AND write, and as far as that TV goes...ugh. I watch very little. My wife is the TV watcher in our house, but luckily my "man room" is toward the back of the house far away from the living room.
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Jul
At the Templeton house I used to be able to isolate myself upstairs to write and we didn't have a TV. Now there's no internet connection there and no air conditioning, so to do anything productive I need to be here.
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
11 Jul
My favorite herb to smell is basil. But I have lost my sense of smell, so I can no longer smell it, unfortunately.
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
14 Jul
That is sad. Funny, I thought I had responded to this comment earlier, but that response seems to have disappeared.
@AkoPinay (11809)
• Philippines
11 Jul
We only have rose and orchids
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Jul
But those are beautiful. I've never grown and orchid. I think they require more humidity than we have here. I had a friend who grew them in a greenhouse.
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• China
11 Jul
It is said that the clary sage is also known as "eye of Christ".It is a pity I haven't seen it.However I know another species of clary ,called red-rooted salvia (Latin name :Radix Salviae Milti orrhizae) whose roots are used for treating the coronary heart disease.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Salvia miltiorrhiza Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Clade: Asterids Order: Lamiales Family: Lamiaceae Genus: Salvia Species: S. miltiorrhi
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Jul
Clary seeds traditionally have been used to get foreign bodies out of eyes, but some think it's not that helpful. I've never tried it.
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@Icydoll (19698)
• India
11 Jul
I enjoy smell of all herbs my dear friend
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@bagarad (12161)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Jul
Hmmm! Have you ever smelled clary sage?